21/054 Audiovisual Digitization Leader

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    4 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Information / Records Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: 152430
  • Job Title: 21/054 Audiovisual Digitization Leader
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Type: Fixed Term (until June 30 2024)
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Information and Knowledge Services
Branch: National Library
Salary: $87,699 – $118,652


Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Ni hao, Namaste, Salaam, Selam and Hello!

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a major project to digitise and preserve New Zealand s audiovisual documentary heritage.
  • Lead a team of archival and audiovisual technical experts working to deliver this project 
  • Embedded within the Alexander Turnbull Library, the Audiovisual Digitisation Team will be part of the Library whose mission is to collect, preserve, protect, and make accessible the documentary heritage of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

We have an excellent opportunity for a leader to join the Alexander Turnbull Library s Leadership Team. The Audiovisual Digitisation Leader will lead the delivery team within the National Library and Archives NZ Utaina project.Utaina Is a newly initiated project, working in collaboration with Ngā Tonga Sound and Vision, the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand to work alongside a specialist vendor to digitise our collective audiovisual collections.

In this role you will manage a small team of 3-6 librarians and audiovisual specialists to manage the holistic workflow from identification and description, delivery to vendor, to receipt back from vendor and preservation of digitized content within the digitization repository. This is a lead role within the overall project structure to deliver the National Library (c. 90,000) and Archives NZ (c. 10,000) collection items.

Within the project you will be supported by the Project Executive, a Project Manager, and work collaboratively with colleagues at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. This role will report to the Associate Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library. 

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • The talent to organize and deliver to targets and timelines within a project structure.
  • Proven ability to create and manage effective and collaborative teams.
  • Experience of working within or leading complex projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technologies (analogue and digital) used to manage digitisation programmes for historic and modern audiovisual media formats.
  • Able to communicate sometimes complex technical issues and solutions to a range of different stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and training for self and direct reports
  • An ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners. 


The Alexander Turnbull Library is part of the National Library of New Zealand and sits within the Information and Knowledge Services branch, the Department s epicentre of information management, culture and heritage. 

Kōkiri, kōkiri, kōkiri! (The message from the people)

Whakarongo ake au ki ngā reo o te motu (Clearly asks us)

E karanga mai ana (To open our doors)

Huakina mai ngā tatau o tō whare (So that we may work together and share the information)

Kia mahi tahi tatou, kia inu ai mātou I Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa (Held in the National Library of New Zealand)

Credit: Bella Tarawhiti

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We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.


Applications close: 5pm, Monday 15 February 2021

For more information please contact: Mark Crookston, Programme Director Documentary Heritage at mark.crookston@dia.govt.nz or on 0272406813 or Jessica Moran, Associate Chief Librarian Alexander Turnbull Library, at jessica.moran@dia.govt.nz or on 04 4602862.

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